More The Da Vinci Code Set Reports
The Parisians continue to send in scoops on what's happening on the set of director Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code. Columbia Pictures will release the thriller, starring Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Paul Bettany, on May 19, 2006. 'njoy' writes:
I went to visit the Louvre on July 1st knowing I might come across some crew and stuff from the movie.
Around 9pm (I was still in the museum) some security groups (blue coats) surrounded the Pyramid area (about 30 men). I heard museum guards saying the movie will shoot around 10pm. (the museum closes at 9:45).
The blue guards were apparently there to prevent people which exited the museum going in the park in front of the pyramid.
I went on purpose where the blue coats were and I got exited by the road.
There I saw big lights being installed. 2 HUGE lights (which were installed 30 or 40 feet in the air) clearly lighting up Rue de Rivoli and one of the entries of the museum. (the one I exited the Louvre from).
I went to get diner in some Rue de Rivoli restaurants and from there I could see some of what was happening. It was around 9h45 - 10.
The crew blocked Rue de Rivoli every 15 minutes or saw for 5 minutes to shoot what they had to shoot.
-The Smart car entering the Louvre-
I was able to see the Smart car with all the equipment on it entering in the louvre. A camera on a "louma" was fixed on rivoli's sideways.
Of course when I left the restaurant I took Rue de Rivoli but, like it has already been said, the security system is huge. The crew told us to keep going and every person got ejected from rivoli's sidewalk. From there we couldn't see much so I left at about 11:40pm.
Later, we were sent a picture of the Smart car that was driven by Tautou, who plays Sophie Neveu, taken by 'potter2004'. She's apparently having an animated conversation with Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon).